The Slovenia Restaurant Awards 2019 by Diners Club – and the winner is…  

With Slovenia’s culinary scene growing trend, wine and gastronomic tourism in the country are becoming the fastest growing sectors of the tourism industry, which has also earned Slovenia the title of European Gastronomic Region in 2021. The TOP 3 Slovenia Restaurant Awards were received by Gostilna pri Lojzetu at Zemono Mansion, Hiša Franko and Vila Podvin.

When it comes to top Slovenian restaurants by geographic regions, Hiša Franko was declared the best restaurant in the region of Alpine Slovenia, Gostilna pri Lojzetu – Dvorec Zemono was named the best restaurant in the Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia, Hiša Denk was selected for the Thermal Pannonian Slovenia region, and for Ljubljana and Central Slovenia Restavracija JB claimed the top ranking.

Tomaž Kavčič from Gostilna pri Lojzetu considers that the main principles must be followed for a successful restaurant. „First of all you need to believe in the guest because the guest is the most important, followed by the basic ingredient, and the chef adhering to the rules“, says Kavčič.

Ana Roš from Hiša Franko explained that high gastronomy can only happen when food originates from tradition, history and is also available for everyday meals.

Uroš Štefelin from Villa Podvin thinks that his work is most appreciated for its consistency.

Source: The Slovenia/Helen Svilan